Chesterfield Sofa Buying Guide

Leather Chesterfield Sofas

Your sofa is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home. Not only should it reflect your unique taste and personality, your sofa should bring extraordinary comfort and relaxation to your living room.

With so many styles, leather finishes and colours to choose from, we have come up with some guidelines to help you find your perfect Chesterfield sofa.

Which style of sofa should I choose?

Each leather sofa from Chesterfields Direct is made to order for you and beautifully handcrafted in Lancashire, England.

We have a wide range of traditional, contemporary and high back designs available to order. From popular classics like the Cambridge, the exquisite Queen Anne, or those with a more modern twist such as the Burlington.

All of our designs are also listed as 3 piece suites, but feel free to mix and match any style, combination or colour to suit your own requirements.

We also have a large selection of ready made items listed on our sale page at all times.

No matter which sofa you choose, you can rest assured that it will be made from the highest quality materials, retain that timeless Chesterfield feel and be backed up with our guarantee.

Which leather finish and colour is right for me?

With 47 styles to choose from, fine-tune your sofa to suit your room and match your furniture. Each leather finish is available in an extensive variety of colours.

All our leather has been hand-picked, and meets British and European quality control standards.

Here are the leather finishes available:

Traditional Antique

Takes on the traditional two toned look with the base colour coming through the darker top coat creating the antique effect synonymous with traditional Chesterfields.

Full Grain Windsor

A solid colour finish, with an embossed grain detail for a more contemporary look. There is no shade variation, marbling or distressed effect on this range.

Superior Old English

Incorporating a selection of semi and full aniline hides and carrying a natural marked ‘Old English’ distressed finish, with oils and waxes giving a soft feel.

Premium Vintage

Created with an outer membrane applied to the leather that cracks to create a very old vintage look. The cracking of the membrane does not affect the leather.

What size sofa do I need?

Make sure you find a sofa style that works for your space. Consider where you want it to go and check that it isn’t blocking things like doors or radiators.

If you are short on space, then a comfy 2 or 3 seater sofa (or perhaps a sofa bed to sleep guests) is going to be fantastic for you. If you have a larger space to play with, try a luxurious 4 seater or corner sofa.

The exact measurements for each sofa are varied. Please check the ‘Prices and Dimensions’ section on the individual product page for details.

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If you have any concerns about access please feel free to get in touch with our sales team to discuss your details.

We also offer a very extensive bespoke service, so if you cannot find the exact size you require please get in touch with our sales team to discuss the bespoke options.

Which seat type should I go for?

Most of our sofas give you the option to select the seat type that you would prefer. Both of these provide incredible comfort.

Here are the options:


All removable cushions are hand stuffed using the finest foam and fibre padding.


The button seat design offers a slightly firmer seating area and is fully fixed without any removable cushions.

How will my sofa be delivered?

Our delivery experience is completely hassle-free.

For made to order items we quote 4 to 8 weeks, but strive to deliver as soon as possible after you've ordered. We also aim to be as flexible as possible with accommodating both your delivery date and time slot.

Our personal delivery team will deliver the sofa to your home and place it in the room of your choice. They will remove all packaging and ensure that you are 100% happy with your sofa.

An example delivery charge for a 3str sofa is £79 to most parts of the UK mainland. We deliver worldwide on a weekly basis so feel free to get in touch with our sales team for an accurate delivery quote to your location.